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Gold and Spice Souk

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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US$ 45.00*
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  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fake watches” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 4:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes this is a glittering pedestrian walkway. A good experience to see all gold jewelleries and all the precious stones. Very nice place to fill up your instagrams and FB.

Thank ChangBoris
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Went looking to buy some gold and drove towards the gold souq. Absolutely no parking available till we noticed the multi-level car park. Parked on the 4th level and went browsing. We were short of time and hence only went to the shops on the...More

Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Full of fake overpriced knock offs. All the spices were overpriced by 2-3 times a fair price. This place is built to rip-off tourists and for nothing else. The gold prices were also way higher than what we see in the U.S. and some had...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 24 November 2017

...In the one street a lots of Gold stores and displayed golden jewelries was interesting to me. Only the guys in the street try to sell their fake watches were tiring... And I was walking alone and try to find the Souks, 1st guy pulled...More

Thank Bold-Erdene
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You have to go here just to look at the over the top pieces of gold. Lots of shop windows to pose in front of. The spice market area is very touristy. Leave the market area and go into the back streets and see where...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went to the old Gold Souk at Deira. Oh my, I could not believe stores after stores street after street was all these Gold stores. Plus every store was very busy. I shopped at Dhakhan store and had amazing quality and finishing of each...More

Thank Azmina N
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I visited here in May but as it was Ramadan and incredibly hot , too hot to stay, I decided to try again in October and wished I hadn’t bothered. Instead of the historic spice market I was expecting I was bombarded with people trying...More

Thank Headcorn33
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Just like the Spice souk this place has lost most of the old world experience, but is still well worth a look. Tons of 18k Gold on display bright and friendly well worth a walk around. The gold is cheaper than a lot of place...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

With a little effort and asking the locals for directions, we found the Gold Souk first, followed by the Spice Souk. These places are not to be missed when visiting Dubai. The Gold Souk is an eye watering experience of expensive gold designs, and the...More

Thank paula67Adelaide
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the gold and spice souks recently and found them pretty underwhelming. It was good for our children to experience sonething different outside the glitzy Dubai malls etc. However compared to souks we visited years ago in Syria and Egypt these were pretty poor....More

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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16 April 2017|
Response from RamadaAmritsar | Reviewed this property |
You can buy any amount of jewelry but you have to check US law how much you can buy the gold from out side country..any import duty is it there. It is always to buy jewelry by credit card it is safe.
16 April 2017|
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Response from sew hok L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not from the USA so I can't help you. I would think you might want to show proof of US purchase should you want to wear your US bought items in your travel. I don't know the US customs law on how much you can... More
26 March 2015|
Response from Krissie78 |
I agree with you Petrani. This area is not what you expect to see in Dubai. This is not the glitter and glamour that you expect of you watch the cityguides of dubai. This is a completely different surrounding than al the... More
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